Why People Photograph

Why People Photograph

by Robert McCormick Adams
     
 

Why People Photograph. Selected essays and reviews by Robert Adams. "At our best and most fortunate we make pictures because of what stands in front of the camera, to honor what is greater and more interesting than we are." 32 blackandwhite photographs, 5 1/2 X 8 1/4, 192 pages. paperback;

"Adams writes with a clarity unusual in the art world and with an

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Why People Photograph. Selected essays and reviews by Robert Adams. "At our best and most fortunate we make pictures because of what stands in front of the camera, to honor what is greater and more interesting than we are." 32 blackandwhite photographs, 5 1/2 X 8 1/4, 192 pages. paperback;

"Adams writes with a clarity unusual in the art world and with an intelligence that ranges widely,literature, politics, American history, the history of photography and painting, religion, Native American culture all are brought to bear on his feelings about photography and it's role in contemporary culture. Adams' writing is simply clear. He is as careful with his sentences as he is with the composition of his photographsa true parallel existing between the structure of his writing and that of his visual work: both I think finally set out to reveal in simple and transparent ways the wholeness of a complex idea."

Peter Brown, The Houston Center for Photography

"First in Beauty in Photography, and now in Why People Photograph, Adams has addressed issues facing 'straight' photography in a manner that is sober, thoughtful, eminently reasonable, and which strives always for accessibility and clarity of expression."

Bruce NiXon, Artweek

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780893815974
Publisher:
Aperture Foundation
Publication date:
09/28/1994
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
5.84(w) x 8.56(h) x 1.02(d)

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